Saturday, September 20, 2014


Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines

12/11/2013

Amount: $1,190

To: ABC Pest Control

For: Payment for services eliminating/preventing infestations of ants, spiders, roaches, silverfish, rats and mice.

 

Amount: $194,201.22

DM Art Center

To: Ampco System Parking c/o ABM Parking Services (Ohio)

For: Reimbursement payment for downtown parking fees for the month of October.

 

Amount: $15,268.97

To: ADPI EMS Billing Inc. (Florida)

For: Gross collections payment, which subtracts $1,087.57 in patient refunds, billed to the fire department.

 

Amount: $47,363.25

To: Animal Rescue League

For: Payment of lease fees for use of the shelter and its services ($20,279.92) and animal control services ($27,083.33).

 

Amount: $4,492.26

To: Beautiful Lawns by Long’s LLC

For: Payment for landscaping services, mowing, trimming and blowing off the cement areas at the municipal buildings and Rows vacant lots (191.16 hours of work at $23.50 per hour).

 

Amount: $462.45

To: Bone-A-Patreat

For: Purchase of animal food.

 

Amount: $66.96

To: Menards

For: Purchase of four one-gallon jugs of Peak RV anti-freeze.

 

Amount: $179.90

To: Menards

For: Purchase of 10 25-foot lighted chords.

 

Amount: $192

To: A.J. Allen Mechanical Contractors Inc.

For: Purchase of two Libert Unit HAD alarms to alert of temperature fluctuations at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

 

Amount: $38,022.91

To: Ahlers and Cooney PC

For: Payment for legal filing services regarding the city’s general obligation bonds, series 2013A and 2013B, as per contractual agreement.

 

Amount: $2,973.40

To: Grace Althoff of Tempe, Ariz.

For: Payment to settle a claim filed by Althoff on Nov. 14 after she wrecked her bike over a concrete curb located in a parking area of Water Works Park on June 28. The curb was not painted nor readily visible at night. Althoff was granted this settlement to help pay for her out-of-pocket medical expenses not paid by her insurance, plus $1,500 for pain and suffering, for a broken hand and forearm.

 

SalarySalaries and Such

Name: Rodger G. Main

Title: Director

Department: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Years of service: 5

Annual salary: $139,067

 

Des Moines Police equipment purchase

The Des Moines City Council recently approved a purchase order request by the Police Department for the IAPro Police Officer Incident Tracking software program from CI Technologies Inc., a Washington-based company. The software is designed to allow the department to track employee performance, identify training needs, note outstanding actions and provide information to enhance the professional service delivered by the department. The City agreed to use State Forfeited Funds to make the $42,300 purchase, which incorporates an extended annual maintenance agreement. CV

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